The '''Lancashire Parish Register Society''' is a historical society and registered charity. It was founded in 1898 for the 'purpose of printing the registers of the ancient parishes' in Lancashire
. The society was formed at a meeting at Chetham's Library
on 26 November 1897, but the year 1898 was fixed as the first year of the society's existence. The society became a registered charity (No. 511396) in 1981.
Since 1898, the society has published 175 printed volumes of Lancashire's parish registers
, as well as numerous CDs and CD-Roms.
[ ''Lancashire Parishes for the Genealogist'' (Lancashire Parish Register Society, 2007), s. 1. ISBN 1-85445-157-X.]
The society published its 175th volume in 2012.
[ ''The Registers of the Parish of Wigan, 1711-40'', ed. K. T. Taylor, Lancashire Parish Register Society, 175 (2012). ISBN 978-1-85445-171-2.]
Membership is open to all individuals and institutions interested in the parish registers of the...